Press Release

26 June 2023

Mitie extends relationship with Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office with extension of FM contract

• Mitie has secured a two-year extension to provide total facilities management services to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) sites in London and Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes.
• This extends Mitie’s long-standing 15-year relationship with the department
• Mitie colleagues will continue to provide a range of essential services to the FCDO’s sites in England, from maintenance and cleaning, to reception services and grounds maintenance

Mitie has secured a two-year contract extension to provide total facilities management (TFM) services for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) sites in London and Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes.  The contract extension is for two years and will start on 1 December 2023.

As the UK’s leading facilities management company, Mitie will provide planned and reactive maintenance, cleaning, reception, helpdesk, porterage, waste management, grounds maintenance and catering – as well as supporting with project work across the FCDO’s sites. This includes the FCDO’s main building in London, Lancaster House, 1 Carlton Gardens (the official residence of the Foreign Secretary) and, the specialist 40 acre site in Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes. 

Under the extended contract, Mitie will continue to invest in its people through the introduction of new training programmes as well as deliver strategic improvement activities including new technology which optimises building. Data gathered by the software can be filtered by site, building, and asset, and can be used to generate insights to identify areas for improvement to drive cost efficiencies and service enhancements.

This contract extension builds on Mitie’s long-standing relationship of 15 years with FCDO, during which time it has worked closely with the department to enhance its facilities management solutions.

Brian Talbot, Managing Director, Central Government & Defence, Mitie, said:

“Having worked closely with FCDO for the past 15 years, we look forward to continuing this essential support across the UK estate. This contract is testament to the dedication, hard work and resilience of Mitie’s frontline heroes who deliver exceptional services to the department.”

Eddie Hannah, Head of Estate Operations and Chief Engineer, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, said:

“We are looking forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Mitie and building on lessons learned, gained over many years, to ensure our estate remains safe, agile and delivery focused”

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About Mitie

Founded in 1987, Mitie's job is to look after places where Britain works and it is the leading facilities management company in the UK. We offer a range of services to the public sector through our Central Government & Defence and Communities (Healthcare, Education and Campus & Critical) divisions. Our Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) divisions serve private sector customers in Telecoms, Financial & Professional Services, Transport and Industrials and increasingly the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes, Waste Management and Spain) division serves both the public and private sectors.

Mitie employs 64,000 people. We are the champion of the 'Frontline Heroes' who kept Britain working during the pandemic. We take care of our customers' people and buildings, through the 'Science of Service', and we are transforming facilities to be more flexible, safe, sustainable, and attractive to all. Mitie continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past twelve months has received multiple awards and validation for its ambitious near and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Find out more at